Problem:When I run various (new or old) versions of the nvidia installer (provided by nvidia), it freezes right after I 'agree' on the license agreement screen. Hopefully the screenshot gets sent to this list properly? Before upgrading from etch to lenny, the nvidia driver installed fine (with a legacy driver for the NVIDIA GPU Quadro FX 1000 (NV30GL) chipset).
There are some interesting spawned processes, which are inactive at this point: root 5893 3167 0 19:25 pts/0 00:00:00 /bin/sh ./NVIDIA-Linux- x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run
root 5919 5893 0 19:25 pts/0 00:00:00 ./nvidia-installerroot 5928 5919 0 19:25 pts/0 00:00:00 sh -c env LD_KERNEL_ASSUME=2.2.5 rpm --query NVIDIA_GLX 2>&1 root 5929 5928 0 19:25 pts/0 00:00:00 /usr/lib/rpm/rpmq -- query NVIDIA_GLX
The nvidia-installer log doesn't show anything of value. Solution:The process list gave it away. I guess the installer detected a rpm binary and assumed that I was in a rpm based environment? I don't actually use 'rpm' on this system so I apt-get removed it. After this, the nvidia installer works fine.
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